Riley Keough & Gina Gammell’s Cannes Breakout ‘War Pony’ Bought By Momentum Images At SXSW
EXCLUSIVE: Riley Keough and Gina Gammell’s characteristic directorial debut War Pony has viewed its US and Canadian rights purchased by Momentum Images.
The film which made its world premiere at the Cannes Movie Competition in Un Sure Regard and gained the Camera d’Or (awarded for Most attention-grabbing First Impartial Movie), will play SXSW, the following day, March 16.
War Pony follows the interlocking tales of two younger Oglala Lakota men rising up on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Sure by their shared stare for belonging, each of the younger men grapples with an international built against them, as they navigate their weird paths to manhood.
Support in 2015, Keough befriended two extras on the region of American Honey—Franklin Sioux Bob and Invoice Reddy. She launched them to her easiest excellent friend Gina Gammell, and a ingenious foursome became once born. The tales in War Pony are drawn from Sioux Bob and Reddy’s possess lives and these of their family and pals. Sioux Bob got right here to the project with the must intention a wise onscreen representation of Native American culture. Keough and Gammell spent a tall deal of time on the reservation forward of filming.
The screenplay is by Keough, Gammell, Franklin Sioux Bob, and Invoice Reddy, and the pic stars Ladainian Crazy Impart and Justin Bapteise Whiting.
“This memoir balances the weird and wonderful circumstances and culture of these two younger men on their chase to get their draw in an international that has been stacked against them and the in fashion human experience of discovering who you’re in a vogue that’s both exquisite and heartbreaking. Momentum is overjoyed in an effort to be sure this film finds its draw to audiences in the US and Canada,” talked about Ian Goggins, Momentum Images’ EVP, World House Entertainment.
Alongside her performing endeavors, Keough co-founded the manufacturing firm Felix Culpa with producer Gammell. Felix Culpa is dedicated to giving a verbalize to skill and tales that deserve to be heard and bridging the fashion gap in at the original time’s film commerce.
War Pony became once produced by Felix Culpa, Caviar (Sound of Metal, The Rider), in affiliation with Ward Four, Couscous Films, and Kaleidoscope Entertainment. Keough and Gammell produced the image alongside Willi White, Bert Hamelinck, Ryan Zacarias, Sacha Ben Harroche, and executive producer Pte Cante Seize Miserable Endure.
CAA brokered the home deal and Protagonist Images is coping with international gross sales on War Pony.
Actor, director, and producer Keough can at the moment be viewed as the titular role in Amazon’s Daisy Jones & The Six, in accordance with the very best seemingly-promoting original by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Within hours of their respective releases, the sequence hit No. 1 on Amazon Top Video’s Top 10 listing in the U.S., and the expose’s coinciding debut album Aurora made it to No. 1 in the U.S. on iTunes.
Keough and Gammell, beneath their Felix Culpa banner, are at the moment in manufacturing on Under the Bridge, Hulu’s upcoming restricted sequence in accordance with Rebecca Godfrey’s e book. It tells the 1997 correct memoir of 14-twelve months-used Reena Virk, who went to affix pals at a birthday celebration and by no device returned dwelling. The e book takes readers into the hidden world of the seven teenage ladies and a boy accused of the savage kill, revealing startling truths in regards to the unlikely killer. Keough will also play Godfrey.
Keough earned a Golden Globe nomination for her breakout role in Steven Soderbergh’s long-established 13-phase sequence The Girlfriend Journey, inspired by the 2009 film of the identical title. Her turn in American Honey, which also made its world premiere at Cannes in 2016, earned the actress a 2017 Movie Independent Spirit Award nomination. Numerous film credits consist of Zola, Enraged Max: Fury Boulevard, Magic Mike, The Runaways, The Ethical Doctor and The Resort. Keough is represented by CAA and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller.
Momentum picked up the stateside open of To Leslie which world premiered at SXSW final twelve months and went on to notch a Most attention-grabbing Actress Oscar nomination for the pic’s Andrea Riseborough.